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GUIDELINES FOR HONOURS CURRICULA

1.     

Honours:   Honours is an additional credential a student may earn, if he/she does additional learning for 20 credits in his/her own discipline of B.Tech programme. These additional credits shall be acquired through MOOCs from the list of courses for Honours, prescribed by the respective departments. These courses shall mostly be advanced courses (or) courses designed to give more exposure to different areas of one’s own discipline. On successful accumulation of these additional credits, at the time of graduation, it shall be mentioned in the degree certificate as “Bachelor of Technology in XXX Engineering/Technology, with Honours”

2.

A student shall be eligible to register for a Honours in the same discipline of his/her study.

3.     

Student who has completed B.Tech. IV semester in his/ her regular B.Tech. programme without any standing backlogs and with a minimum CGPA of 8.0 shall be allowed to register for Honours.            

4.     

Student who wants to register for Honours shall opt for registration at the end of IV semester of his/ her B.Tech. programme, subject to the conditions prescribed by the AAC from time to time

5.   Student registered for Honours shall ensure the following in his/her regular B.Tech programme.

        i.

student should maintain a minimum SGPA of 7.0 from V semester to VIII semester of regular B.Tech programme and

        ii.

student should maintain a CGPA of 8.0 at the end of VIII semester of regular B.Tech programme

        

If the student fails to meet the above criteria, his/her registration for Honours shall stand cancelled and he/she will be awarded only regular B.Tech degree

6.     

Honours degree typically refers to a higher level of academic achievement at an undergraduate level. It allows students to officially explore different areas of their discipline of engineering by doing additional advanced level courses.

7.

This facility for additional learning leading to Honours is applicable for the batches admitted from AY 2018-19.

8.     

Honours degree is advantageous to those who wish to augment their engineering discipline with advanced level courses. Honours degree prepares student for higher-degree study at master's and PhD level demonstrating a higher capacity for independent learning, advanced research with wide range of employment opportunities.

9.     

The students opting to pursue a Honours, have to earn 20 credits by choosing six (6) to nine (9) theory courses and two (2) laboratory courses prescribed in the Honours Curriculum.

10. The departments shall propose their Honours Curricula as per the following guidelines.

       a.

Honours curriculum is composed of two components viz.,

        

i.

Honours elective courses and

        

ii.

Honours laboratory courses

       b.

Honours elective courses

        

i.

Fifteen (15) elective courses are to be listed

        

ii.

Student has to choose six (6) to nine (9) theory courses out of fifteen (15) listed courses and earn eighteen (18) credits

        

iii.

In exigency situations such as the student already completed any listed elective courses(s) on his/her own interest during previous semesters through valid MOOCs etc, the HoD in consultation with Dean-AA shall propose an alternative course(s) for the specific scenario, after verification of relevant documents

       c.

Honours laboratory courses

        

i.

Three (3) to four (4) laboratory courses are to be listed

        

ii.

These labs shall mostly be on advanced level simulation courses using simulation software available in research labs

        

iii.

Student has to choose two (2) laboratory courses and earn two (2) credits

       d.

Theory courses can be of 2 or 3 or 4 credits each

       e.

Laboratory courses are of 1 credit each

11.   The Honours course - credit distribution is as below

S.No. Type of Honours Course
No. of Courses
No. of Credits
1.
Honours elective courses
6 - 9
18
2.
Honours laboratory courses
     2
  2
Total:
8 - 11
20

12.   The student has to earn 20 credits from the list of courses proposed under Honours Curriculum.

   a.

Eighteen (18) credits for all the theory courses shall be acquired through MOOCs only

       

i.

For this, by end of April of every academic year, the department shall

              A.    

notify the list of equivalent courses in SWAYAM-NPTEL MOOCs / other standard MOOCs against the courses listed under Honours curriculum

              B.    

propose a new course(s) in the place of any course(s) listed under Honours curriculum, in case no equivalent course is found in MOOCs

13.     

Student shall be permitted to take a maximum of 2 theory courses and one laboratory course during any semester for additional learning towards Honours curriculum

14.     

Student shall take laboratory courses, listed under Honours curriculum, in the parent-department during inter-semester break and complete the laboratory course with a course project.


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